NQ Arbuckle’s Love Songs for the Long Game Out Now
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NQ Arbuckle On Tour with Whitehorse
Opening on what sounds like a heartbeat, NQ Arbuckle’s new album Love Songs For The Long Game is a pulse check, a taking of vital signs, a work of putting into words what makes him tick.
Love Songs For The Long Game is an album about hope and commitment. Falling somewhere between Ginsberg and Gainsbourg, NQ Arbuckle’s approach remains acutely observational, casually self-critical, fiercely loyal to family and friends, and exasperated by everything else. A soundtrack for a Werner Herzog sitcom, an honest review of dad-hood, Love Songs For The Long Game hits the nail, but sometimes its thumb, on the head. Like a beloved comic strip, admittedly more sporadic.
Six Shooter Records released NQ Arbuckle’s debut in 2002. Since then, NQ has quietly (well, rowdily, on stage) gone about his business, crafting albums that have offered mottos and mantras for his dedicated fans, with two consecutive JUNO Award nominations along the way. On Love Songs For The Long Game, NQ reunites with Luke Doucet (Whitehorse), who produced NQ’s debut. Life as in art; NQ also reunites with Whitehorse for a tour across Ontario that ends with three nights at Toronto’s TD Music Hall, June 14, 15 and 16.
The long game: NQ Arbuckle is still playing.
HIGHGATE, ON: Mary Webb Centre, May 19*
ESSEX, ON: Harrow Legion, May 20*
MEAFORD, ON: Meaford Hall, May 24*
LONDON, ON: Aeolian Hall, May 25*
GUELPH, ON: Royal City Church, May 26*
HAMILTON, ON: Bridgeworks, May 27*
PETERBOROUGH, ON: Market Hall, May 28*
RIDGEWAY, ON: The Sanctuary, May 31*
PARIS, ON: DT Concert Series, June 1*
KINGSTON, ON: Blu Martini, June 2*
OTTAWA, ON: NAC, June 3*
PARRY SOUND, ON: Stockey Centre, June 4*
TORONTO, ON: TD Music Hall, June 14* + 15* + 16*